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Weekly Update (Aug 7): Pro Tour Eldritch Moon Decks and Wrap-up



Pro Tour Eldritch Moon


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Pro Tour Eldritch Moon is in the books and we had a flavorful ending as hordes of Zombies lead by Liliana, the Last Hope push backed Emrakul, the Promised End, granting Lukas Blohon the championship with WB Control. Overall, the story of the weekend was Emrakul decks, with Delirium and Ramp strategies trying to power out the Eldrazi overlord quickly. Emerge was also a big strategy, and Liliana, the Last Hope and Ishkanah, Grafwidow were everywhere. Bant Company was present, but nowhere the menace that everyone was afraid of coming into the Pro Tour (only ~20% of the field). Be sure to checkout our coverage from over the weekend below, including our popular Pro Tour Eldritch Moon: By the Numbers breakdown of the best decks:


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From the Vault: Lore Spoilers


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The complete contents of From the Vault: Lore was spoiled this week. Check out all fifteen cards from the set! From the Vault: Lore releases August 19, 2016 for an MSRP of $34.99.Read more


Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Decklists


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The decklists for the upcoming Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis were revealed this week. The Duel Deck releases September 2, 2016 for an MSRP of $19.99.Read more


Budget Magic: $83 (52 tix) Standard UG Emerge


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Can we emerge victorious in our first Eldritch Moon Budget Magic with a deck featuring Elder Deep-Fiend and Decimator of the Provinces?Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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This week the big finance news is all about Pro Tour Eldritch Moon, which wrapped up yesterday in Sydney. While there are a bunch of cards that lost around 10% by not living up to expectations (especially ones that will be rotating in a couple of months), the real story is the huge price explosions from the event's breakout cards.

First up, Emrakul, the Promised End, which ended up seeing play in nearly half of the decks that finished Pro Tour Eldritch Moon with at least six wins in constructed. As a result, the Eldrazi jumped 131% to nearly $30.

Next we have the GB Delirium staples: Liliana, the Last Hope (up 27% to $50), Grim Flayer (up 88% to $15) and Ishkanah, Grafwidow (up 90% to almost $14). GB Delirium was the most played deck on day two and made it all the way to the quarterfinals. While it's unlikely that most of these cards can hold their price spike, if anything can, it's a two-drop mythic like Grim Flayer. Even Traverse the Ulvenwald got in on the action, increasing to $4.48, a 131% gain.

Other winners from the event include Elder Deep-Fiend and Kozilek's Return, which increased 49% and 110% respectively on the back of various emerge decks being popular at the tournament. Not to mention Zombie staples Prized Amalgam (up 75% to $4.49) and Voldaren Pariah (up 198% to $3.09).

While we should expect all of these cards to see considerably more play moving forward in Eldritch Moon Standard; Pro Tour related spikes almost never last. Nearly all of the cards that spiked are from Eldritch Moon, meaning the supply of these cards is still increasing day by day. Plus, we're less than two months from rotation, which means another Pro Tour and another shake up to the Standard format. All things considered, my advice would be to sell now. While one or two cards could stick close to their current price, as a general rule, you'll come out ahead by selling into the Pro Tour hype.


Against the Odds: Tainted Tree-skaidekaphobia


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How many different ways can we win with Tree of Perdition in Standard? We're about to figure it out!Read more

Fixing the Reserved List

Much Abrew About Nothing: Thing Ascension (Modern)

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The Reserved List is here to stay but isn't working as intended. Thankfully, there's an easy fix that serves both players and collectors. Read more

Does Thing in the Ice have what it takes to bring Pyromancer Ascension back to the top in Modern? Let's see! Read more


Eldritch Moon: Top 8 Pauper Cards


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Seth breaks down the best Pauper cards in Eldritch Moon with the help of a special guest: Alex Ullman of Gathering Magic!Read more

Expected Numbers of Specific Cards in Eldritch Moon Limited

This Week in Legacy: July Wrap-Up, Legacy Festival and More!

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How many copies can you expect to see of a given card Eldritch Moon Limited? Read more

Sean runs through the July statistics, the recent Legacy Festival, and where he feels the metagame is going. Read more

Vintage 101: Pyromania

Rough Drafts: Eldritch Moon

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Islandswamp takes a look at a few of the top decks from the Power Nine Challenge! Read more

Rough Drafts is back for a special Eldritch Moon episode! What does the new limited format look like? Let's see! Read more

White Hawk Down (Martyr Proc, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 080: FTV: Lore, Pro Tour Predictions, Liliana

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Looking to gain oodles of life in Modern? Like grinding out advantage with infinite Squadron Hawks? How about Martyr Proc? Read more

The crew discusses FTV: Lore, DD: Nissa vs Ob Nixilis, Pro Tour Eldritch Moon, Maro's take on control, and Liliana, the Last Hope. Read more


Instant Deck Techs


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Each day we'll be posting a short, three minute deck tech featuring some of the coolest decks that come across the site. The most popular deck will be made into videos the following week based on your views, likes and comments in the videos. Here's this week's Instant Deck Techs:


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